Enterprise grant scheme

Do you need help with marketing your business, or help purchasing equipment for your business? Our Enterprise Grant may be able to help.

The Enterprise Grant scheme has been operating in the District for many years and offers a grant for pre-starts, start-up businesses who have been trading for less than 36 months and based in the district. 

You could get:

  • A grant up to £2000
  • Discretionary one off grants of £500

Businesses must support their application with a sound business plan and accurate financial projections. All grants are up to 50% of project total with the above restrictions. The process for applying is:

  • Application form with detail of what is being applied for. 
  • This must be accompanied by a business plan, showing what the business is about, how it will sell to its’ customers, who its’ customers are and the individuals’ qualifications to run that particular business.
  • The application must also have accompanying financial forecasts detailing income projections, line-by-line analysis of expenditure.

The application process is supported by our business advisor who can help applicants unused to thinking about business related matters. Where appropriate further business guidance and training is given through workshops and seminars or face to face with other businesses and advisors.

Our business advisor, can assist applicants unaccustomed to considering business-related issues and support the application process. When necessary, additional business training and guidance is provided in-person with other companies and advisors or through workshops and seminars.

The decisions on grant applications have been made by a small grants panel comprising of two District Councillors (including Cabinet Member for Regeneration), a local business representative plus the Enterprise Support Manager.

Applicants may access the grant up front by taking a loan agreement with Two Shires Credit Union, which can be reverted to a grant subject to conditions.

For further information, please contact Fiona Humpage, Enterprise Support Manager, fiona.humpage@bassetlaw.gov.uk

Last Updated on Friday, April 28, 2023